Mill Landing, March 1, 2019 – Day 61 (A)

It’s been a while since I’ve photographed from Mill Landing in Chatham.

Here’s what it looked like last evening as I stood there at the Mill, looking out at the view of the channel and Forest Beach beyond.

Still gloriously decked out in full winter garb…

Incoming geese and all.

How GOOD it felt…

To be back home!


My Wintertime Bank Street Loop – Day 43

This winter, as I waited for the hunting season to end in three months…

I was determined to find “new spaces” where I could keep photographing birds and all things nature…

To find the peace, the peace I stretch out for every day.

And, well, quite by surprise I fell in love with a Bank Street Beach “loop walk” – from Pilgrim Church parking lot, down along the shoreline, up Snow Inn Road to Wychmere harbor, and then back along the main road to the church.

One of my very favorite things about the new “loop” is the “back side”.

There’s a short boardwalk that leads thru’ the dunes,  that takes you to Snow Inn Road and then on to Wychmere.

And every time I do the walk I turn right there on the boardwalk, and I look back.

Just to see what the light is doing with the grass and the cedar trees at that moment.

Can you see why I fell in love??  ❤

Robin Therapy Helps Cape Cod Escape the Dismal Doldrums of Winter – Day 28

I’ll be the first one to admit it…

Cape Cod can get downright bleak in winter, like some kind of dreary moor landscape straight out of a Bronte novel.

And yet.

We have robins!!

And they have been managing, sometimes single-featheredly, to keep us all smiling these dismal days.

Especially with the Big Berry Bonanza going on for our hungry winter friends to help keep them warm and healthy!

Don’t you just love ’em??  😉

Beauty on Ice at Bank Street Beach – Day 22

I love Cape Cod in winter.

The once-smooth beaches get covered with jagged edges where the tidewater recedes…

Leaving behind long, glassy shards along the shore in its wake.

Broken chunks of sand and ice, in all shapes and sizes, get left behind too; revealing a process that is anything but a gentle one!

And there’s even more than sand that gets left behind.

Tiny treasures, churned up from the ocean bottom, are just waiting to be discovered!

Stones, shells and bits of seaweed await the curious eyes and minds…

Of those who get close enough to look for them.  😉

Quahog shells, scattered about by the tide, cast long shadows in the early morning sun.

Ordinary broken shell pieces are transformed by the simple forces of tide, wind and temperature into something quite magical.

Slipper shells, encrusted with tidewater in their cracks and crannies…

Join larger shells that get sand-sprinkled, oh-so-delicately, “under glass”…

Or hook up with clumps of seaweed glued together by thick globs of donut-like glaze.

Yet even with the cold, there are always new friends to meet out on the Cape beaches in wintertime.

Some seem to ignore the cold; preferring instead to bask in whatever sunshine peeks from behind billowy clouds.

Yet the shoreline isn’t the only thing that gets layered with ice.

The receding tide coats the jettys in ice as well…

Leaving treasures behind there, too…

On glazed, jagged boulders.

Glorious finds, for those with careful eyes.

Now I know that some come to the Cape only in summertime; eager for the shorebirds, sunbathing and sailing.

I find such incredible beauty in all of the seasons along these sandy shores.

But none more exquisite, than the beauty that I find here in winter!